Senior Internal Auditor- Not for Profit

2021-02-19 14:03:422022-05-26 Elite Audit
Job Type Temporary / Contract
Location Remote Working/ Bucks
Area Greater London, UKSouth East, UKThames Valley, UK Greater London UK Remote Working/ Bucks
Sector Internal Audit
Salary up to £46,000 + Bens
Start Date ASAP
Advertiser Rachael Terry
Telephone 07855 328980
Job Ref EA2021108
Specialism Public Sector

Senior Internal Auditor 3-6 Month Contract

Remote Working

Our Client a reputable housing association is urgently requiring an experienced internal auditor to join the team on a 3 -6 month contract. The role will report to the Head of Governance.

The role/department:

As part of the overall assurance to the Board that the organisation have a strong system of control they document those controls following the three-lines of defence approach. In order to ensure that those controls are actually being followed this key role will review evidence that demonstrates this by a systematic programme of checking that the controls are in place making recommendations for improvements to Senior Leadership Team members and reporting monthly on their findings to the Corporate Leadership Team.

As such the role in itself will form an important part of our second line of defence.


• Ensure that the overall control system is documented and accessible to Senior Management and clearly identifies the three lines of defence to give assurance that controls are in place.

• Assist in the reviewing and improvement of policies and processes

• Develop and carry out an internal audit programme to complement the "third line of defence" programme of the internal auditors which systematically checks that the controls identified by Senior Leadership are actually being operated correctly and are evidenced as such and recommends improvements to those controls,

• Review and refresh our training plan in consultation with the GROW team in order to ensure that it meets the needs of assuring that staff understand their control responsibilities and that we continually professionalise the service

• Report to the Corporate Leadership Team (monthly) and prepare a report for the Head of Governance to report to the Audit and Risk Committee (quarterly) on the findings of the internal programme of checking and progress against recommended actions

• Working with our independent Internal Auditors and members of the Senior Leadership team to ensure smooth running of the end-to-end process of their programme

• Build effective relationships across our teams and partners which reflect our values of partnership, respect and pride


• An expert who can support them in ensuring that they maintain the highest standards on control and assurance

• A person who is very well organised and methodical

• Someone who demonstrates initiative and has the ability to work on their own

• A person who leads by example and personally demonstrates organisational values and expected behaviours

• A person who can communicate effectively when dealing with difficult situations

• An excellent team player who contributes towards the team achieving its goals

• Someone who supports them in their job and shows them the value of the audit function As a person, you will have:

• Recent demonstrable experience of planning and carrying out internal audits and investigations in a housing environment

• Recent demonstrable experience of dealing confidently with Senior Management and Audit and Risk Committees and Board members

This role would suit an experienced Internal Auditor with an accountancy or an internal audit qualification. It is paying a salary of up to £46,000 + excellent Bens on a FTC basis.

Please respond with your CV for more information on this great opportunity.

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